Working with Families Series - Bernardo Family: Parental Intuition Makes the Difference for Child with an Ambiguous Diagnosis
60 min. Mother, father, two children, two- and four-year-old. The oldest boy has speech delays and possible diagnosis of A.D.D. Focuses on the parents’ difficulties and stress in decision making when the diagnosis is uncertain or ambiguous, the parents’ sensitivity toward their child’s needs, parental differences over advice not to use native language (Spanish) in the home because of speech difficulties and financial concerns due to mother working only part-time in order to meet child’s needs. Family is middle-income, Latino. Conversations with individual families explore the issues of raising a young child or children with special needs. Families are from diverse cultural, linguistic and economic backgrounds with children representing a wide range of disabilities. They are shown talking with experienced family therapists who demonstrate how to listen to a family’s story and focus on family concerns, priorities and re-sources. Discussion guides included. VHS #800.
$ 20.00 (3-week rental)